Apr 22, 2013 8:00am PDT
from washington, pete williams. let's talk about dzhokhar tsarnaev. he isn't talking yet but he's communicating. what more do we know about that and let's also talk about the issue of whether or not charges are coming today. >> okay. in terms of his communication, we're told that they are asking him questions for brief periods of time and that he is responding to some questions in writing. we don't know how complete or how thorough this is only that he's conscious and that he is responding to these questions, which during this stage will have to be confined to the issue of whether there's a continuing threat, whether other people were working with him, whether there were other bombs out there, things of that nature. now, on the question of whether charges or when they'll be filed, i think the best way to start to think about this, thomas, and this is just my own supposition here is best way to think about this is when will we learn what charges are? i say that because if you think about all of the things that could be going on here, charges could be filed under seal and we don't
Apr 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
, federal interrogators had hope todler be talking to dzhokhar tsarnaev, asking him what happened and why. >> there has been so much conversation yet, but tonight law enforcement officials say they are getting some responses. nbc's pete williams has more on that, and more on how the intense manhunt came to an end on friday. >> reporter: though he lies under guard in a boston hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds, including one to throat, federal officials say dzhokhar tsarnaev is beginning to respond to a few questions from a team of federal investigators. he is being questioned for brief periods, officials say, because of his condition, and he is responding mostly in writing. but he has difficulty speaking because of his throat wound, which some investigators say could be the result of a suicide attempt. newly released video from police helicopter shows how he was arrested. an armored vehicle with a robotic arm tore away a tarp covering a bet on a backyard trailer where he was hiding friday night. in this thermal image, the heat from his body clearly shows him lying in the bo
Apr 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
could be charged at his hospital bed side on sunday. dzhokhar tsarnaev is still in serious condition. he is sedated with a tube down his throat and unable to speak. although massachusetts does not have the death penalty, prosecutors could seek capital punishment at the federal level. >> given the facts that i've seen, it would be appropriate to use the death penalty in this case. i hope they would apply it in federal court. >> reporter: more questions are being raised about the suspect and if the fbi did enough before the bombings. in 2011, it interviewed the older brother, tamerlan tsarnaev, after russian authorities alerted the u.s. government. he made a trip to russian in 2012. >> the ball was dropped in two ways. the fbi missed things or our laws do not allow the fbi to follow up in a sound solid way. >> reporter: while officials cyst through the details worshipers sought answers in their own way gathering at the holy cross on sunday to reflect on the terror that the city faced in the last week. the governor says there can be vigilance without fear. >> there are lessons that we will
Apr 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
to speak. >>> reporter: 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev is reportedly awake and responding to investigators' question. sources tell us he is writing out his answers because of a gunshot wound in his throat that has left him unable to speak. a special interrogation team from the fbi will handle the questioning. >> how did they plan this, what was the motive, did they have help and are there others ou th >> reporter: it appes johar as his older brother tamerlan were prepared to set off more bombs when police caught up with them early friday morning. >> they were going to attack other individuals. that's my belief at this point in time. >> reporter: tamerlan was killed during a shootout with police. jahar escaped but was caught friday night hiding in a boat. charges against him could be filed as early as today. the city of boston will take time to mark the one-week anniversary of the marathon bombings. at 2:50 this afternoon, the city will observe a moment of silence followed by bell ringing throughout the state. there will also be a private funeral for krystle cambell today. there was a publi
Apr 22, 2013 3:00am PDT
as radical gets. >>steve: have you seen this? the dramatic video of police closing in on dzhokhar tsarnaev? they used an infrared thermal imaging camera to pinpoint his exact location and movements inside the boat. >>brian: joining us with more on this technology taken from above, anna kooiman. >> good morning. they are stunning, these images. they were taken while taking tsarnaev into custody. you can see in the video released by the massachusetts state police, the 19-year-old in the boat, that image you see there is his body highlighted to thermal imaging. police were able to monitor his every movement because of this technology. now watch this. those big black puffs, those are explosions believed to be the flash grenades police threw at him. the company that makes the thermal cameras said the equipment worked exactly how it was supposed to. >> i think it was a real win they could look through the cover and see him lying inside the technology has been around for decades, but as you can see it keeps getting better and better. flare has more than 100 cameras in law enforcement communities.
Apr 23, 2013 3:00am PDT
to do it with the names. dzhokhar tsarnaev telling authorities how and why they planned the attack. >> good morning. dzhokhar tsarnaev remains in serious condition here but now he is facing serious charges as well. the use of a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in death. he was arraigned from his hospital bed before a federal magistrate who determine he was alert, mentally competent and lucid. and now we know he has begun to communicate. he was able to nod during this hearing and he said one word -- "no" -- when asked if he could afford a lawyer. court papers line out the time saying tsarnaev was caught in the area before the bombing 11 minutes before and was seen fiddling with his cell phone shortly before the blast. tsarnaev is communicating with authorities revealing the internet provided a lot of information on this attack and there was no foreign help. sources tell abc that tsarnaev claims they had no direct financing from governments or rogue groups -- or rogue groups overseas, and that the younger brother may not have known about this
Apr 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
a description of a still unreleased fbi video. according to those familiar with what it shows, dzhokhar tsarnaev can be seen removing his backpack at the spot where the second bomb was placed, and acting very differently from those around him when e first bomb blew up. >> this suspect took the backpack off, put it down, did not react when the first explosion went off, and then moved away from the backpack in time for the second explosion. >> federal officials say in the hours after the fbi released photos of the bombing suspects thursday night, investigators had not yet matched any names to their pictures and, in fact, did not even have the tsarnaev brothers in any terrorist data base. only after the older brother was killed in the late night shootout in watertown were agents able to check his fingerprints and put actual names to their case. fbi agents are seeking to interview all the family members and friends of the two brothers, including the wife of the older one, tamerlan. her lawyer says he is talking to federal authorities about how to proceed. matt? >> pete williams, thank you very much.
Apr 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
of the runners wore black ribbons on their vests in tribute. >>> dzhokhar tsarnaev is in serious but stable condition. he has a gunshot wound to his neck. so far he has been unable to speak to authorities but is reportedly responding sporadically and writing to questions. police captured tsarnaev in a dramatic fashion on friday night in a boat in a backyard in watertown, massachusetts. federal prosecutors could file criminal charges against him as early as today. they are questioning tsarnaev under a public safety exemption which means he doesn't have the right to remain silent because they believe there is an imminent threat to the public. however, when exemption expires there are some members of congress republican members of congress calling on authorities to declare him an enemy combatant and hold him for 30 days in order to continue to interrogate him. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. (vo) earth day isn't just for tree huggers, it's a wake up call to mankind. celebrate earth day with an afternoon of documentaries about the planet we all share. >> what are the fo